This article is a list of policies and standards that PCPaedia follows.
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"Above everything common sense applies."


PCPaedia is accessible and viewable to the public but may be edited by members only.


Article titles

The ideal title for a PCPaedia article is easily recognisable, easy to find, precise, concise, and consistent with other titles.

Image Use

Generally avoid uploading non-free images; fully describe images' sources and copyright details on their description pages, and try to make images as useful and reusable as possible.


Language should be respectful and not include cuss words, slang words or jargon (if there are more appropriate words available)


PCPaedia is for medical students. It is not an encyclopaedia and it is not designed to have all information on all medicine. It is not intended to cover topics outside of medicine.


Users should cite their sources of information. Don't stress too much about a particular style, just make it clear what source was used and how to find the info.



Rudeness or insensitivity, whether intentional or not, can distract from and interfere with our work. If you have a complaint please email an admin. Email admin


Consensus among equals is our only tool for resolving content disputes, and our main tool for resolving all other disputes.

Edit warring

Do not start fights over competing views and versions. Reverting any part of any single page multiple times in a short period will be looked into.

Editing Policy

Improve pages wherever you can, and don't worry about leaving them imperfect. It is advisable to explain major changes.


Do not stop other editors from enjoying PCPaedia by making threats, repeated annoying and unwanted contacts, repeated personal attacks or posting personal information.

No Personal attacks

Do not make personal attacks anywhere in PCPaedia about members and non-members. Comment on the content, not on the contributor. Personal attacks damage the community.

One account

Users only need one account .

Ownership of Articles

Pages that you create and edit belong to the community. Others can edit "your" material.

User Profile Picture

Use common sense in choosing your image. Offensive, obscene and traumatic photos are inappropriate


Vandalism is any addition, deletion, or change to content made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of PCPaedia an is inappropriate behaviour.


Attack Page

Pages that are set up to attack other individuals, are offensive or contain inappropriate content will be deleted.

Deletion Policy

A person may delete a page they have created provided that it will not harm the community.


Pages that are on topics already covered will be consolidated into the more substantial page and then be changed to redirect to that page.


A page may be deleted for legal reasons.


Copyright violations

Relates to material copied from sources that are either not public domain, or are not compatible licenced without the permission of the copyright holder. PCPaedia has no tolerance for copyright violations and we actively strive to find and remove any violations.

Reuse of PCPaedia material

PCPaedia's material may be freely used under the . Which means you must credit the authors (if possible), re-license the material under the Attribution Non-Commercial Creative Commons Licence 3.0 and allow free access to it.



Organisers are not perfect; however, in general, they are expected to act as role models within the community, and a good general standard of civility, fairness, and general conduct both to editors and in content matters, is expected. When acting as administrators, they are also expected to be fair, exercise good judgement, and give explanations and be communicative as necessary.

Banning Policy

Extremely disruptive editors may be banned from PCPaedia. Please respect these bans and do not help banned users.